Tuesday, December 4 2012
The albums you see below are a testament to the chameleonic nature of prog: Coldplay-esque stadium ballads, sludge metal, sample-heavy concept records, and classic-style prog all stand side by side.
Sunday, December 25 2011
PopMatters’ staff of metal experts present their top picks from a year that offered a standout work of Christian “progressive death metalcore”, a philosophical treatise on “Transcendent Black Metal”, and one amazing debut.
Wednesday, November 30 2011
In 2011, there were only a few high-quality progressive rock releases, but those that managed to stand out are some of the best the genre has seen in awhile.
Sunday, December 16 2007
This is the best year for metal music we've seen in a very long time. Like other watershed years, such as 1983, 1984, and 1991, it's partially a case of artists peaking at the same time, and 2007 was no exception, unleashing a wave of superb releases from January straight through November.
Thursday, December 10 2009
It seems every year I say it, but this year it's truer than ever: this was one hell of a year for metal. If you think the Mastodon record is good (which it is) just wait 'til you hear this list’s top three.
Tuesday, October 16 2012
There's a great album buried somewhere in the overloaded 72 minutes of The Parallax II.
Wednesday, April 20 2011
Not surprisingly, Between the Buried and Me's new EP is longer than some full-length albums.
Wednesday, October 31 2007
On their watershed fourth CD, Between the Buried and Me emerges as one of the most dazzlingly original acts in metal today.
Wednesday, February 28 2007
The progressive metal band's pivotal second album gets the reissue treatment.
Tuesday, January 25 2011
Tommy Rogers is out to blow perceptions away, though, with his new solo album Pulse, issued under his given first and middle name of Thomas Giles.